Minister of the Creative Economy, Culture and Sports Visits the BOA

The Minister of the Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, the Honorable John King recently paid a special visit to the Barbados Olympic Centre as part of his tour of the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.

The Minister was accompanied by his entourage which included the Permanent Secretary, Ms Deborah Payne, Director of Sports, Mr Neil Murrell, Sports Development Officer Stephen Rowe and his Personal Assistant, Michelle Rudder.

The Minister was given a tour of the National Olympic Museum and the Resource Centre by Academy Director, Mr Dave Farmer.

Following the tour, Minister King was given the opportunity to interact with the Barbados Olympic Association Inc. (BOA), executive members, staff and Caribbean RADO over lunch where the Minister shared some of his ideas to help with the development of sport in Barbados.

BOA President, Sandra Osborne was unable to attend due to prior commitments with the Commonwealth Games Federation, however, she shared a message via video presentation with the Minister where she assured him that the BOA will continue its commitment to working in close collaboration with the Ministry to help strengthen sport in Barbados.

The Minister’s visit also added a special touch to the start of the Olympic Day 2018 week of activities which began with a Primary Schools Fun Day on June 19 and BSSAC Champions Sports Lab on June 21.

The Barbados Olympic Association Inc. joins the rest of the world in celebrating Olympic Day, this week from June 19-23.

All sportspersons and sports enthusiasts are invited to take part in:

A panel discussion on The Role of Sport in Development on Thursday, June 21 from 7pm – 9 pm at the Barbados Olympic Centre, Wildey


The grand annual Fun Ride, Walk and Run on Saturday, June 23 starting and finishing at the Olympic Centre, Wildey from 2pm – 6pm. Register for free at the Barbados Olympic Association.

Come out and celebrate sport – Let’s Move, Learn and Discover!